ERIC Number: EJ1154533
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
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Development and Psychometric Evaluation of the Autism Stigma and Knowledge Questionnaire (ASK-Q)
Harrison, Ashley J.; Bradshaw, Laine P.; Naqvi, Nilofer C.; Paff, Madison L.; Campbell, Jonathan M.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v47 n10 p3281-3295 Oct 2017
ASD knowledge deficits contribute to disparities in the timing and quality of ASD services. To address the limitations with existing measures of ASD knowledge, we developed and examined the Autism Stigma and Knowledge Questionnaire (ASK-Q), which comprehensively assesses multiple subdomains of ASD knowledge while maintaining strong psychometric support and cross-cultural utility. ASK-Q items derived from the published research are organized into four subscales: (i) diagnosis, (ii) etiology, (iii) treatment, and (iv) stigma. ASK-Q items were selected based on ratings of face, construct, and cross-cultural validity by a group of 16 international researchers. Using Diagnostic Classification Modeling we confirmed the proposed factor structure and evaluated the statistical validity of each item among a lay sample of 617 participants.
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Test Construction, Psychometrics, Social Bias, Negative Attitudes, Questionnaires, Knowledge Level, Clinical Diagnosis, Etiology, Construct Validity, Test Validity, Classification, Factor Structure
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